Update 2023-07-07: Quitman raw sewage spill, 1401 N. Washington St. 2023-06-27.
The Alapaha, Little, and Withlacoochee Rivers tested good for Thursday.
There’s been no rain this week to wash any contamination into the river.
There was one small sewage spill from Quitman Tuesday, but if it had any effect on the Withlacoochee River it was gone by Thursday.
No rain is predicted until Saturday afternoon at the earliest.
River water levels are back down to boatable range.
So happy fishing, swimming, and boating this Fourth of July weekend!
Maybe you’d like to join us on Monday evening on Banks Lake, just west of Lakeland, Georgia, to paddle out to see the sun set and the moon rise, with bats!
The Quitman spill was 3,000 gallons, from a lift station on Moultrie Highway, with no more specific location. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD) had Quitman in the wrong county and watershed, but since I pointed that out to them they say they’ve fixed it in their database and the changes will show up in their next report. Which I would guess would be Wednesday, after the holiday.
The Valdosta Williams Street One Mile Branch sewage spill of June 21st still has not shown up in the GA-EPD Sewage Spills Report. The Valdosta City Manager today promised to look into that.